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Musée d'Orsay

Orsay Museum

(Musée d'Orsay)
Art Museum
Saint Thomas d'Aquin, Paris
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  • This art museum is famous for their museums. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Bianca B.
    "Forget the Louvre: this is the best museum in Paris."(30 Tips)
    M B.
    "The real gem of Paris- more manageable and enjoyable than the Louvre"(43 Tips)
    Ondra K.
    "Excellent collection of van Gogh, Gauguin, Monet and many else."(26 Tips)
    Liuba M.
    "Perfect museum for those who like Impressionism"(19 Tips)
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  • Jan-Willem C.
    The best and must see museum if you are in to realist and impressionist art. The works of Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, Cezanne, Degas, ... are a must one everyone's bucket list.
  • Melforss
    MelforssMarch 2, 2015
    My absolute favorite museum in Paris. Only the building itself is worth seeing and then Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet, Manet, Gauguin, Degas, Picasso and all their friends will keep you company. Must go
  • Andrea A.
    Andrea AssierMarch 10, 2015
    One of my favorite museums, the musée d'Orsay is in a charming, beautiful building and houses a large collection of impressionist pieces . I recommend a visit to their beautiful tea room as well
  • Amnon B.
    Amnon BMarch 19, 2015
    For this is the best museum in Paris the art is beautifully presented in intimate size room . Magnificent collection of impressionist art and even very good restaurants . What more someone can ask
  • Gamze A.
    The museum located near Seine river. Structural details must be seen inside and outside. You can see many works of famous artists.It was amazing for me cause of i saw Van Gogh's (my best) works.
  • Frankie R.
    Frankie RobertoDecember 19, 2014
    Worth visiting just for a view inside the amazing building – the art is an added bonus. My favs: Toulouse-Lautrec, van Gogh and Cézanne. Visit the upper floors for a view out through the clock faces.
  • Brian Y.
    Brian YuJune 13
    The express line (museum pass, line C, library entrance) is still super long and at least an hour wait at 10am. Getting the museum pass is a must. And come before 9 (before open) to get a head start
  • Alex Z.
    Alex ZhuravlovaAugust 8, 2014
    As for me, it was the best museum i visited in Paris. You better start from the 5th floor, where are all the best of impressionist, and than go all the way down to the first floor.
  • Cody G.
    Cody GriggersNovember 21, 2014
    Go to the Louvre because you have to. But come to the Orsay to be amazed from start to finish...from the architecture to seeing what seems like every blockbuster painting in Western civilization.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SigelMay 28, 2015
    The building itself is a work of art, and the Impressionist gallery up on the 5th floor is outstanding. The whole museum is a pleasure, and worth the wait to get in.
  • Matthew T.
    Matthew TaylorFebruary 7, 2015
    Beware the first Sunday of the month when the museum is free to all and queues can easily reach an hour long. Beautiful main hall and exhibits but little compared to the Louvre.
  • johnlemon
    johnlemonApril 4, 2016
    Inspiring & delightful! You can easily spend a whole day if you're interested in the collection. They offer combined tickets with Musée de l'Orangerie and Musée Rodin as well.
  • Nicole F.
    The exhibits are amazing and it always has temporary exhibits too. Might take a little too long to get in. If you can afford it, avoid it on the days with free entrance
  • Marina B.
    Marina BurityMay 11, 2015
    The best museum in Paris. Its size allows you to see it all in one day, the building (an old train station) is gorgeous and you can see the best of impressionism (Monet, Rembrant, Van Gogh) up close!
  • Bianca B.
    Bianca BuenoAugust 11, 2014
    Forget the Louvre: this is the best museum in Paris. The building is gorgeous and the collection is stunning. Reserve at least 3 hours to see everything - on all the flours, and more for exhibitions.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithJuly 5, 2015
    Don't miss the Opera Garnier exhibit, located on the ground floor near the cafe. A truly amazing display, with a cross section of the building and a "birds-eye view" of the Opera's neighborhood.
  • Katy Z.
    Katy ZackAugust 21, 2016
    Gorgeous train station converted to art museum features one of the worlds best collection of Impressionism plus super famous works by Van Gogh and countless others
  • Leah R.
    Leah RaddishApril 17, 2015
    Wonderful museum. Check out the van Gogh on the 2nd floor and then head up to the 5th floor and check out the impressive collection of impressionists. Find the view from the top from there.
  • António
    AntónioJuly 21, 2013
    Beautiful premises. I loved the Van Gogh rooms and the sculptures in ground floor lit with natural light. Museum shop quite banal. Restaurants are all very expensive
  • Cody G.
    Cody GriggersNovember 21, 2014
    Recommend heading straight for the top floor to see the rockstar works of Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Degas, etc. You don't want to be at the end of your visit and out of energy to enjoy these.
  • Milica T.
    Milica TasićSeptember 3, 2013
    Enchanted by Monet and Van Gogh! Worth visiting. It can be pretty crowded on free pass days but even though the queues seem to never end they are actually really fast and you'll enter in 10-15 min :)
  • María
    MaríaMarch 4
    Amazing museum (it used to be a train station) plenty of impressionist paintings. Really recommended
  • Joanna G.
    Joanna GongAugust 10, 2014
    One of the best museums in Paris. TIP: if the line is too long, buy your ticket at a tabac near the museum or if you have a EU visa, it's free.
  • Rijk v.
    One of the most beautiful museums in Paris, right up there with the Louvre and Centre Pompidou. I especially liked the scholastic collection, as well as the realist paintings and the statues
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BrooksNovember 3, 2012
    If you've never quite "gotten" Impressionism- go to the top floor and see these works in Parisian daylight, as close as you will come to what they were painted for. Dining room is fabulously rococo 2
  • Igor N.
    Igor NakonechnyiJuly 26, 2016
    Amazing impressionists collection! Be sure to buy your ticket in advance to avoid the queues. Plan at least 4 hours to see everything. Better combine the ticket with Musée d'Orangerie.
  • Brenda X.
    Brenda Xue2 days ago
    Don't forget to look up! The ceilings are beautiful. Tip: the gift shops before you exit to the lobby are cheaper than the one by the audiotour rentals
  • Lena V.
    Lena Van BergenMay 15, 2016
    Beautiful inspiring museum! Go to the 6th floor for a rest on the super comfortable round sofas and for a nice view trough the huge clock!
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzAugust 13, 2014
    One of Paris's most overlooked museums, it hosts some great pieces from the world's greatest painters. From Monet to Cézanne and many more in between. Well worth visiting.
  • Dominique C.
    Dominique ComerApril 9, 2013
    Honestly, I enjoyed this museum more than the Louvre! The flow of the museum is beautiful. I especially enjoyed the vantage point at the top floor through the face of the giant clock!
  • Bratislav V.
    Bratislav VesićJune 6, 2013
    Amazing place. I'm not expert for art but you can find huge impresionists collection here and space itself is work of art. Buy tickets online and avoid long lines and save some euros.
  • Hana B.
    Hana BaresovaMay 2, 2014
    The floor of impresionism was excelent, you can see Monet, Manet, Cezane, Renoir, Van Gogh and even Picasso. recommend to book tickets online to avoid queue !!! very easy and comfortable
  • Fleur J.
    Fleur JulieMarch 20
    This is one of my favorite places in Paris. The museum in itself is beautiful and there are a lot of different kinds of arts. Go upstairs to see the clock window.
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RinggoldDecember 12, 2012
    If time allows, pay the extra €5 for the pass. It allows you 4 days to use so you don't feel pressure to zip through or use your entire day. Along w full exhibit and sister museum Musee' Orangerie
  • Sunny S.
    Sunny SombreroSeptember 7, 2014
    fantastic museeum. the pictures are in the quantity/quality-ratio much better than in the Louvre. the paintings from William Bouguereau are awesome. good high class restaurant at the 2nd floor.
  • Brittny K.
    Brittny KunkleAugust 3, 2016
    The impressionist exhibit is great. Great alternative to the Louvre for those looking to spend a few hours vs a whole day. I would highly recommend buying tickets beforehand!
  • Kyze
    KyzeDecember 17, 2014
    Amazing museum, I even like it better than the Louvre. Also, it won't take as much time to visit it as the Louvre. Some of the best Van Gogh paintings are here!
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth LeeDecember 1, 2014
    Next to the Lourve, the next must-go-to museum in Paris. Impressionist collection is amazing. Has Monet, Van Gogh, Renoir, Toulouse-Latrec, Degas, etc. New collections located at level 5.
  • Paulo Conde S.
    Interactive museum, welcoming, dynamic, organized and beautiful. Even liked the Louvre, the proposal, although the works of the Louvre are more significant for the history of art.
  • Varun S.
    Varun ShettyJune 18, 2014
    No photography allowed inside most of the museum but when you're up on one of the 5th floor platforms you are allowed take a great shot of this old train station.
  • Alan H.
    Alan HJune 19
    Fantastic museum. Wish I could come back often. Anyone who doesn't like this museum either hates everything or has zero culture whatsoever... awesome exhibits and collection!
  • Naughty N.
    Naughty Nat'yAugust 4, 2013
    Absolutely Love this museum! This is one of the places that make me happy! If you are into arts and impressionists style - this museum is on Top of the list!
  • Simone B.
    Simone BarbosaMay 6, 2013
    A must-go in Paris, especially for those who like impressionist and post-impressionist. No photos/video allowed. Take some time to notice the building itself, especially the clock over the entrance.
  • Lennart v.
    Gorgeous old train station converted to museum. Large collection that we had to rush through because of time constraints. Will return for sure.
  • Felipe I.
    Felipe IglesiasSeptember 2, 2015
    Wonderful. A really good collection, nice arquitecture and afordable price. If you want to understand the origins of the contemporary art, you must visit this museum
  • Jack O.
    Jack OApril 13, 2016
    A wonderful experience. The building itself is remarkable to be inside. The artworks there are very well presented and curated. Book a ticket in advance and you don't have to line up.
  • Nuha H.
    Nuha HamzaAugust 18, 2014
    No pics allowed & the audio guide choices (while interesting) were limited. But still easily one of the best museums I've visited. Went 15 minutes after it opened & the line was bearable.
  • Rafif Y.
    Rafif YaldaAugust 21, 2014
    Don't get here too late! Despite the reduced entrance, you'll have to rush through. I'd suggest starting on level 5 and making your way down as they start clearing everyone out right from the top.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SigelMay 28, 2015
    Get the ticket that grants you access to Musée d'Orsay and Museé de l'Orangerie. Very different places both celebrating impressionist work. Across the river from each other.
  • Louis T.
    Louis TrainMarch 18
    Audio guide is well worth it. Also try to take an official guided tour - our guide was phenomenal for 6 euros. One of the best galleries in the world.
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